So I decided that I should dig in and start painting again. In addition I pulled out some my Bones Kickstarter miniatures and started in on them as well.
I also built something I should have a long time ago.
A block of wood with some poster tack on the end of it. I've read about painters using them to hold miniatures while painting, but I never thought of myself as a serious enough painter to use one. Well, wow, was I wrong. This made it so much easier to look under an arm and paint without smudging or messing up the rest of the of figure. So yeah, I highly recommend making one of those to paint.